What we do
A long established company, we are excellent at engaging with you and your people maintaining the focus on achieving the outcome you want. Whether we are coaching, training or undertaking a piece consultancy, we will gain the change you want.
We have case history full of examples of our work and products that will enable you to see the benefits of us working with you. In a nutshell, we are workforce specialists; experts in coaching and workforce development and change management through challenging thinking, influencing cultures, and improving processes.
The base of skills and approach lay in the ability to identify peoples motivation and support their blind spots.
ask questions, seek feedback, learn from mistakes
vision, share, shape, ignite, look at it from different positions
set objectives, make resources available, view possibilities, maintain state, trust, empower, capture thoughts
set self as an example, look at how and who has done it before, adapt, be flexible, plan
creativity, encourage from the heart all those around, celebrate and love work
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In July 2018 I attended a Mindset of Tendering training session.
Analysing my approach to tenders, utilising a Mindsonar assessment tool.
This highlighted to me not only where my shortfalls were in my confidence, but also where improvements could be made in my approach.
I have since, gone away and analysed the findings for myself, which has further benefited me significantly and allowed me to strengthen my skill set with immediate impact. I have certainly seen positive results, not only in the work that I have completed but also in my approach to the process and the people around me.
I found Ian who ran the session to be very interactive and knowledgeable.
We broke up my Mindsonar test results in detail and then they were explained to me thoroughly. Following this, I was provided with coaching for my shortfalls and given a detailed explanation of why this would benefit me as an individual.
I would highly recommend this course to any tendering professional who would like to understand and invest in themselves to encourage successful working and to ultimately win contracts.
Thank you, Ian, for your comprehensive support and guidance.
Stuart Kellock MD.
Label Apeel is the UK’s leading quality label printer. To achieve these standards we have to employ the very best people. Having engaged with different types of personality modelling before we were looking for something that would allow us to match the skills of the role to the thinking styles of applicants.
Working with Ian and the MindSonar product has been a pleasure- but don’t expect an easy ride. This tool is all about you doing the hard miles up front rather than after you have employed the wrong person. Ian probed us and pushed us to truly define the role and the skills required for the post. We did a lot of examining and thinking before we understood the requirements of the role. To my mind, this was such a worthwhile exercise to create a template of the style we wanted, so when we went into the selection process, we were focused and thoughtful which is probably a 100 miles from where we have been in the past.
The tool is clear, understandable and extremely useful. It allowed us to make very fine decisions between different candidates or in one case identify that actually none of the candidates were suitable. The real power behind the tool though is Ian himself, a tough taskmaster who brooks no waffle or prevarication. Ian has guided us through the implementation and the using of MindSonar, and I believe saved us 10’s if not 100’s of thousands of pounds in wasted time and energy, employing unsuitable people for the wrong roles.
“I recently met Ian for a coaching session at the end of my time working with my previous employer. It was an extremely informative experience; Ian was thoroughly prepared in advance for the session and put me at ease immediately. He explained interesting concepts in a clear and engaging manner, finding positives even in “blind spots” in my workplace approach and suggesting ways of improving my interview technique. In advance of the meeting the MindSonar tool was easy to use, consistent and intuitive. I would thoroughly recommend working with Ian to anyone at any stage of the career”Alun Williams
“I found your coaching fun, emotionally challenging, but above all inspirational; the time just flew by, and I feel completely changed by it. Now, I know I can do and achieve anything.”— Lynda Craven, Owner at Mayfair & Mint Limited
“Ability to understand teams and individuals through using ‘Language & Behaviour Profiling’ is exceptional and I highly recommend others to use this to understand what motivates them and their customers.”— Idox Healthcare Director Steve Wightman
“Enthusiastic facilitator, worked well to help people go outside their comfort zones.”— Participant in Cromwell Care "Living our Values" Training
“During the past year I have had the opportunity to commission Workforce Solutions Group to undertake work on behalf of NHS Wales. Ian has effectively led the team and provides much valued insight and thought into the process; has engaged with stakeholders in a sensitive manner which has ensured all feel involved in the process and delivered high quality products for us. Workforce solutions have made challenging areas of work easier to navigate and have delivered on the agreed outcomes. Workforce Solutions Group possess a wealth of information and experience across Government Policy, the NHS Service, the Higher Education sector and education commissioning. They are in a unique position to link all these aspects which added significant value to the work undertaken.”Stephen Griffiths
Workforce Solutions Group and Ian Clarke have helped me to think through which route to take at a major working life crossroads. Oh, yawn, I thought, a psychometric test, but MindSonar probes very differently. I found it quite tricky to focus at the beginning, but the instructions prompted me continually to think about values within my chosen context. Ian was able to interpret and feedback the considerable output generated by MindSonar to help me think through options in general and my crossroads in particular. As we talked, he steered me to generate a wider set of ideas but which fitted together within my needs, encouraged me to look at my blind spots, challenged me to feel better about myself and prompted me to make a plan which would deliver things within a few days, a few months and a few years. Ian was able to share his own experience and knowledge to help firm up my way forward. I came away inspired and with confidence boosted. As we parted, a handshake seemed totally inappropriate, so Ian got an impromptu hug. Highly recommended! firstname.lastname@example.orgBeth Dodson
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